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The True History of Thanksgiving

The True History of Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Daniels

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, the country pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday to give thanks for what we have and to spend time with loved ones. However, despite it being such a prominent holiday, the true story of Thanksgiving is virtually unknown despite versions of th...

How to Survive Black Friday

How to Survive Black Friday

Aliyah Dorsey

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

As Thanksgiving approaches, so will the holiday deals. A great day to take advantage of these deals is on Black Friday. However savvy one may try to be on Black Friday, there are still a few things to keep in mind. Here are five tips for surviving Black Friday shopping. 1. Location, location, location There ...

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

In 2018, just 35 percent of Democrats and 12 percent of Republicans surveyed by the Pew Research Center agreed with the statement, “information from national news organizations is very trustworthy.” Similarly, only 27 percent of Democrats and 11 percent of Republicans said that, “national news med...

Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead LIfestyle Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The season of giving is officially here. As the holidays approach, it is good to remember that there are many amazing ways to give back to your community and your friends this season. Here are five ways to give back this Thanksgiving. 1.Food Donations Many charities and organizations in Macon sp...

Bear Bites: Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe

Bear Bites: Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe

Will Darragh

November 14, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Donuts, cheeseburgers and biscuits are all comfort foods that are warm and filling even in their simplest form. Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe takes simple foods like these and takes them to just the right level of interesting without becoming overly complicated or expensive. Tommy’s serves items like maple bacon donu...

The Heartdrive: Dealing with Depression on Campus

Blossom Onunekwu

November 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Content warning: The following article contains sensitive content involving suicide, depression and mental illness. Your parents probably warned you about the frat parties in college. They probably warned you about taking 8 a.m. classes (even when you kind of need them to graduate). But did anyone ...

Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

Will Darragh

November 5, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

The only thing that can make a great meal better is a great dessert. A new fast-casual dessert place has recently opened up in downtown Macon, and it has plenty of desserts. Decadent Dessert Bar is a small franchise whose newest location is on 530 Poplar Street. Not just a bakery, Decadent offers e...

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

This column has always been a safe space for me because it allows me to dish out my experiences, reflect on what works and what doesn’t and encourage and inspire others to do the same. Recently, I’ve been dealing with the fear of what’s next or what’s unknown, and it has taken a toll on ...

How to stay in shape over the holidays

How to stay in shape over the holidays

Blossom Onunekwu

November 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

It finally feels like fall. The temperature is dropping. Cue seasonal lack of motivation and weight gain. Staying motivated to work out and eat healthy during the holidays can certainly pose a challenge for most students. Here are ways to stay in shape during the holiday season. 1.Keep snacks ...

Pumpkin Spice Tour of Macon

Pumpkin Spice Tour of Macon

Aliyah Dorsey

November 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

it’s finally fall and that means its pumpkin spice season. There are many different places in Macon where you can get your pumpkin spice fix. Here are a few places to get a pumpkin-flavored item this fall. 1.Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery Taste and See is located on 546 Poplar St. and has ...

Five Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm

Five Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

November 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Sometimes as a student the dining options are just not enough. You may want to mix up your eating habits. However, many students don’t have access to a kitchen to test their culinary skills. There are options to fix this common issue. Here are five meals you can make in your dorm room. 1.Browni...

Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Aliyah Dorsey

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

October is a time for spooky stories and fun, mischievous nights. During this month you may want to take part in every terrifying attraction you can. Macon has a lot to offer in the scariest month of the year to keep those Halloween spirits high. Here are five spooky things to do in Macon. 1.Riverside...

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